Did you hear the Celebration this morning on Merrell In the Morning? Here's what you missed: Hamish McHamish, Chicken Dance Day, and more!

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Today's Celebrations

Donate A Day's Wages To Charity

National Night Shift Workers Day

National Third Shift Workers Day

Receptionists Day

The Stars and Stripes Forever Day

Underground America Day

National Chicken Dance Day

 Celebrity Birthdays

1936 - Bobby Darin (Cassotto) - Grammy Award-winning singer: Mack the Knife [1959]; Splish Splash, Dream Lover, You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby, Things, If I Were a Carpenter; inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame [1990]; actor: Captain Newman, M.D., If a Man Answers, Come September; died Dec 20, 1973

1943 - Jack Bruce - musician: bass: group: Cream: Sunshine of Your Love, White Room, Crossroads; group: Graham Bond Organization; solo: Themes for an Imaginary Western

1943 - Steel guitar player Sonny Garrish  [71] is born in Fairplay, Maryland. His credits include recordings by The Judds, Reba McEntire, Don Williams, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and Tracy Lawrence, among others

1951 - Robert Zemeckis [63] - Academy Award-winning director: Forrest Gump [1994]; Death Becomes Her, Back to the Future trilogy, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Romancing the Stone, Used Cars, I Wanna Hold Your Hand; script writer [w/Bob Gale]: 1941; executive producer: Tales from the Crypt

1985 - Dustin Lynch  [29] is born in Tullahoma, Tennessee. He earns a hit with his debut single, 2012's "Cowboys And Angels"

Tabloid News

Hamish McHamish The Famous Scottish Stray

From http://time.com/ -

A small Scottish town has taken its love for a 14-year-old local stray cat to a bizarre extreme. The people of St Andrews, Scottland, raised more than $8,000 to immortalize stray cat Hamish McHamish in the form of a bronze statue.

But don’t worry, this isn’t a memorial. Hamish is completely alive to revel in his metallic glory. Hamish has been wandering the town for years and has gained a cult following. He has a Facebook, modest Twitter following, and he is even the subject of fan fiction.

Like most cats, Hamish could have been more grateful. Hamish tweeted:

I wanted to thank you for smoothing the way for my statue at the Community Council. Still want my fish supper though.


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